FJVA attended the fourth annual private equity conference in Milan on October 25th, considering the post Brexit scenario that is compelling UK funds to look for alternative destinations in Europe and with the aim to highlight the attractiveness of Malta from a fund prospective.
More than 260 delegates among whom leading investors and international funds attended the conference.
Further to Malta authorities’ decision to launch Malta as the “Blockchain Island” and to promote it internationally as the first European regulated virtual currency, ICO centre and blockchain hub, FJVA attended the first edition of Delta Summit on October 3rd to 5th in Malta.
In the intentions of its organisers, this Summit is due to become Malta’s official platform from where to promote new blockchain technologies and related business opportunities. It will also serve as a venue from where cryptocurrency enthusiasts, doubters and experts can congregate and exchange ideas.
This summit aims to generate and promote a global cryptocurrency discussion and to further highlight the government’s efforts to establish Malta as a pioneering in digital innovation in general and in blockchain in particular.
More than 4000 persons successfully attended this first edition.
From October 7th up to 12th FJVA attended the annual International Bar Organisation (IBA) this year held in Rome.
IBA, established in 1947, is the world’s leading international organisation of legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world.
It has a membership of more than 80,000 individual lawyers and more than 190 bar associations and law societies spanning over 170 countries. It has considerable expertise in assisting the global legal community.
Throughout the many showcase and committees sessions, as well as during B2B meetings and evening receptions, we had an opportunity to exchange professional contacts and information with a great number of international legal professionals and law firms.
Aside from the official agenda of the IBA, we also met with leading Italian law firms in their Rome offices.
FJVA regularly runs a policy of “dress down days” during which staff is encouraged to dress less formally and to make donations to various local charitable projects such as Migrant Woman Association, NGO’s for cat rescue, local children needing medical treatments abroad, Lions Club Sliema getting a guide dog etc.
Beside this, FJVA devote a percentage of its revenues to the Mimici foundation, created in memory of Mr. Francis J. Vassallo’s wife, to support education and health projects in Malta.
To celebrate our 20th years of activities and to mark our vision for the future, we had 2 full days of celebrations on June 7th and 8th 2018.
In the evening of June 7th, we invited our foreign clients and friends to a cocktail reception on board of Fernandez, anchored in the Grand Harbour of Valletta, from where we enjoyed the pageant of the sea spectacle and fireworks commemorating the National Holiday.
The following day, our foreign guests were taken to a special guided tour of Valletta and Medina, personally arranged by us to provide them with an exclusive cultural and historical insight of Malta.
Concluding the two days celebrations, in evening of June 8th, we held a private dinner inviting our local business partners and most distinguished Maltese friends at the truly spectacular Lower Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. During the dinner, the worldwide acclaimed tenor Josepf Calleja gave a private performance as token of friendship to our founding partner Mr. Francis J. Vassallo.
While FJVA’s name and logo were projected against the view of Birgu surprising our guests, Mr Vassallo was taken my sincere emotions thanking all the present attendees, the local and foreign clients and friends, and especially FJVA’s team, for over two decades of successful work.
FJVA attended the 72 nd International Fiscal Association (IFA) congress that was held between second and 6th September 2018 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
FJVA has been an active member of IFA for many years and regularly takes part to its events, as this is the only non-governmental and non-sectorial organisation dealing with fiscal matters and has more than 12,900 members all over the world. Every year, the IFA congress is held in different cities where major tax topics are debated and discussed among professionals and government officials.
This was the second IFA congress ever held in the Eastern Asian region and gave FJVA an occasion to witness a considerable growth in the international taxation field in Korea as well as in Asia.